Everyone on EE’s getting a free portable phone charger

EE have gone some way to making up for their disappointing Orange Wednesdays replacement today by announcing that all of their customers are being offered a free portable smartphone charger with a capacity of 2600 mAh (the same size as the Samsung Galaxy S6 or HTC One M8 batteries).

EE Power Packshot

Even better, once you’ve got your EE Power Bar, you can drop into an EE store anytime to swap it for a fully-charged one – pretty handy considering it takes 4 hours to charge it to full. EE say the EE Power scheme is a result of customer feedback: almost 60% of UK smartphone users say their phone doesn’t last a full day, and over half would like more places to charge in public. Amen to that.

The offer’s open to all EE Customers with a 30 day, 12, 18 or 24 month contract, either for mobile or fixed line and broadband. Pay As You Go customers can join in too, as long as they’ve been with EE for 3 months. In fact, even non EE customers can join EE Power, but it costs £20.

To get your EE Power Bar, text POWER to 365 if you’ve got an EE phone, or JOIN plus your landline number to 60005 if you’re on EE broadband. Texts cost 35p, so technically not entirely free – but for neverending power, that’s not bad.

Holly Brockwell